News: 2013:12-20

Europe | Europe’s half-hearted bid to protect its banks

Weak EU Banking Union Could Have Dangerous Side Effects – SPIEGEL ONLINE

BBC News – Is this really ‘banking union’?

IMF warns Portugal of tough years ahead –

S&P affirms Britain’s triple-A rating but strips EU – Telegraph

U.K. Balance of Payments Worsens –

BBC News – UK economy growing faster than forecast, the ONS says

Nearly 75 per cent of the high street is already on sale as Christmas panic sets in – Telegraph

Plastic pound notes: a message from the enlightened future … Australia | Bridie Jabour | Business |

Stagnant German Wages Spell Bad News for Euro Zone – Real Time Economics – WSJ | Greek unemployment eases for second quarter in a row in Q3



Banks Ready Proposals to Fund Possible Sprint Bid for T-Mobile –

What Do Your Android Reader Apps Know About You?

Spain Fines Google For Privacy Breaches –

Reversing Aging: Scientists Say Yes, It May Be Possible |

Officials’ defenses of NSA phone program may be unraveling – The Washington Post

NSA Leakers: Obama Frustrated by Edward Snowden, Media Coverage |

Cyanogen Raises Another $50 Million to Build a More Open Android – Ina Fried – Mobile – AllThingsD to accept bitcoins; CEO says ‘money is too important to leave in the hands of government officials’ – The Tell – MarketWatch

How to steal Bitcoin in three easy steps | The Verge

Every iPhone, Ranked

Every Android Phone, Ranked


North America

U.S. Jobless Claims at Highest Level Since March –

Existing home sales fall to lowest level in nearly a year | Reuters

A Look Inside the Fed’s Balance Sheet – Real Time Economics – WSJ

Taper in a teapot: The Fed’s tweaking of monetary policy –

Miami sues big banks over discriminatory mortgage lending | Reuters

The Budget Deal Is a Big Win for the Pentagon | Mother Jones

Obama administration relaxes rules of health-care law four days before deadline – The Washington Post

Target Hit by Credit-Card Breach –

Economic convergence between black immigrants and black natives



26 charts that surprised me in 2013 – Quartz

Leading Indicators Suggest Economic Pickup in 2014 – Real Time Economics – WSJ

ROSENBERG: The Murky Earnings Landscape Is A Bigger Issue Than The Fed Taper | Business Insider

Why it’s time to get short: Jim Chanos

Gold Drops Below $1,200 an Ounce for First Time Since June – Bloomberg

RBS clamps down on multi-dealer online chat rooms | Reuters

Canadian dollar falls to 3-1/2 year low as greenback strengthens on Fed taper decision | Financial Post

Jesse’s Café Américain: Bloomberg: London Gold Vaults ‘Virtually Empty’ – Shipped to China Not to Return

Amerikaner køber ægte Picasso for 750 kroner –

This guy bought a real Picasso for 100 euros, seriously. It’s like winning the lottery. Article in Danish


Emerging Markets/Asia

Turkish Lira Falls to Fresh Lows –

China Ministry of Finance Official Praises U.S. Federal Reserve Move to Wind Down Bond-Buying – China Real Time Report – WSJ

U.S. attorney vows to pursue case against Indian diplomat at center of U.S-India row – The Washington Post

Macro and Other Market Musings: How is Abenomics Doing?

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